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Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D) Old Ale

Formerly brewed at Kuhnhenn Brewing
Style: Old Ale
Warren, Michigan USA


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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Deep ruby red ale. Extreme malty/caramel flavor; sweet up front, finishing with hop bitterness and aroma. Very complex beer. We recommend at least four more months of age. But it is a delight to drink now.
Batch 1 - brewed late 2003, draught only.
Batch 2 - brewed 8/1/2004
Batch 3 - brewed 2/16/2005
Batch 4 - brewed end of Dec. 2005 (part of this batch was bourbon-aged)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2009 vintage. Aroma:Tons of sweet malt in the aroma. Also dark fruits, caramel, and molasses. There is a little alcohol aroma coming thru. Appearance:Dark reddish brown in color. Light tan colored head that doesnít stick around very long. Taste:The foretaste has lots of caramel malty deliciousness, with some dark fruits, and a hint of chocolate. In the midtaste thru the aftertaste the flavors turn more molasses and dessert-wine like (sherry or port). The aftertaste finishes sweet. Palate:Full body, lots of alcohol warmth, medium carbonation. Overall:This beer is right on in terms of style, and deliciously rendered. There is a ton of complexity in all aspects of this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Aroma is apple cider, caramel, malt, syrup. Appearance is reddish brown, hazy, light tan head. Taste is apples, caramel, fades to malt, then fades again to toffee. Wonderful and fantastic. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, malty, holy shit itís amazing. Overall, one of the best beers Iíve ever tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Holy smokes. The pour is like muddy lake water. There is no head to be found and as such, no lace either. The aroma is extraordinarily complex. There is a beautiful sweet toffee or caramel with dark fruits galore and a wonderful apple cider character. There are dominant figs and a light marshmallow-ey note. The flavor is just as complex. It starts off like the cider and roars through the labyrinth of dark fruits. The toffee comes through strong on the back end. The mouth feel is perfect. Thick, minimal carbonation, the flavors coat and cling to the tongue. The finish is a touch dry, with a light warming from the 13.5% ABV. Overall just an amazing beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (383) - - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle from LCBO many moons ago. Bottled in 2012. Deep reddish brown. Not much of a head. Superb strong aroma of caramel and toffee and toasted marshmallow. Caramel and toffee flavours, with some lingering toasted marshmallow and a hint of oak. Reminds me of Thomas Hardy barleywine. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Not a big fan of the style but after this beer I could get over myself. Pours brown with rich creamy tan head. Rich flavors of brown sugar, molassas and raisin. No noticable alcohol even at 11.8%. An absolutely stunning beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle shared by Steamhead.
Appearance:Ruddy brown/red pour with a one finger tan head.
Aroma:Aroma was amazing. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla and alcohol.
Flavor:Dark fruits, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, warming alcohol and a hint of chocolate.
Palate:Full body with mild carbonation.
Overall:A new top 5 beer for me. Absolutely amazing. I must have more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 A little rerate got a bourbon aged bottle.all I can say is wow they know how to age a already good beer from the tap sampler at the brewery. poured dark brown. aroma alcohol malts, Raisins. flavor sweet ripe dark fruits, carmel,rum like, raisins. another good one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
On tap. Aroma is intense caramel, licorice, candy, and roast malts. WOW!! Deep red hue with a tan head that left great lace. Flavor is just amazing. Caramel, candy, a little hops, and roasted malts. Sweet and sticky but well balanced with just the right amount of bitterness. Full bodied with a medium finish. The best beer from Kuhnhenn IMHO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 Pantanap is forever on my good side for his gracious, un-called for provision of this beautiful, heavenly beer. Kan, I owe you. Just name it. 2006 bottle. Aroma was pissed off after three years in the bottle and wanted to burst out and fill my room - and did so. Sweet but uncloying fig, RAISIN, brown apple, brown sugar. Flavor is all of those things (heavy raisin again - more like overripe grape) and gives traces of bourbon barrel, coco/vanille, sweet meat glaze like a maple ham or bacon. After a few minutes, flavor evolves (like KRE) into a more earthy, distinctly coffee flavor, not unlike the coffee in Weasel, but still balanced by the fruity old caramel nonsense up top. A flabbergasting achievement in beer, and this isnít even the bourbon version. Holy God.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Bottle graciously shared by ajm. Pours a dark port color with a faint oatmeal head. Smells incredible - very reminiscent of BCS. Loaded with the flavors of wet oak, bourbon, raisin, dates, vanilla, grape cough syrup, and mild coffee. A bit thin in consistency, but cavernous in taste. The best beer Iíve had from Kuhnhenn so far.. Second bottle shared by daknole -- thanks for the re-rate! Most recent bottling with gold labeling. Beautiful beer. Loaded with chocolate bananas, bourbon, vanilla, símores, and honey. WHOA.

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